2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC vs 2017 Tesla Model X

Car shoppers looking for a sporty, fun-to-drive SUV might want to consider crossing over into the luxury aisle. These vehicles can provide you with features that are simply unmatched by competitors, with power that’s better than average and unrivaled interior comfort. What options do you have when it comes to luxury SUVs? Two popular models are the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC and the 2017 Tesla Model X. We’ll give you a glimpse into what each has to offer so you can have an easier time choosing one.

The first thing you should take notice to is the big price difference between them. The 2017 GLE costs much less than the Model X, almost $17,000 less in fact. That’s a lot of pocket change to be holding onto. Let’s take a closer look at how the two stack up in our comparison below.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC vs 2017 Tesla Model X 75D
$52,000 MSRP $82,500
18 city/23 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 91 city/95 hwy mpge
7 Speed Automatic Transmission Speed Automatic
302 Horsepower 518
273 Torque 387
5.5 seconds 0 to 60 Not Specified
AWD Drivetrain AWD
7 Number of Airbags 12
Standard PRE-SAFE Not Available
Standard First Aid Kit Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 17 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Safety That Goes the Extra Mile

You already know Mercedes-Benz to be a luxury brand, but did you know what kind of safety features comes standard and available in the 2017 GLE? Their PRE-SAFE system is an industry first that will detect a potential collision and initiate up to 40% braking power, audibly alert the driver and set off a number of other systems to keep everyone as safe as possible. In addition, here are a few of the other safety features included in the 2017 GLE:

  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Stability Control
  • Front Impact Airbags
  • Side Impact Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Knee Airbags
  • Pretensioners
  • Anti-Whiplash
  • Security System

If you’re considering a luxury SUV for your next vehicle, the 2017 GLE 350 4MATIC has quite a bit to offer when compared to the Tesla Model X for a much more reasonable price. Get in touch with the team at World Wide Motors today to set up a test drive!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior open doors
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior off road
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE steering wheel
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE front seats side view

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